Ana Indoitu: Innovating the Legal Education Field in Moldova

Big, big, big – that is what Ana Indoitu, a 16-year-old FLEX student, saw everywhere she looked when she arrived in the U.S. in...

Gunel Isakova ’08: Be Curious, Question, and Observe

Halfway around the world, on her own and living with an American host family, Gunel Isakova, a 17-year-old Muslim exchange student from Azerbaijan, found...

Luka Bluashvili ’19: Strength is in Unity

In late December 2020, Luka Bluashvili ’19 (Tbilisi, Georgia/ Belleville, IL) traveled to the remote Georgian village of Atotsi. As he surveyed the mountainous...

Mongolian Prime Minister Awards FLEX Alumnus with “Young Person of the Year”

“With great power comes great responsibility” said Bayarjavkhlan Bayanmunkh ’19 (Baruun Urt, Mongolia/Yale, MI), when asked to reflect on receiving the “Young Person of...

Farzona Yahyaeva ’12: Building Tajikistan’s Digital Economy

Education: Degree in Management and IT from the Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University in Dushanbe “In my home country, Tajikistan, we have a big problem with labor...

Elene Ghelaghutashvili ‘07: World Traveler with a Big Vision

Tbilisi, Georgia / Calico Rock, Arkanza Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the Caucasus University (Georgia); member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants...

Conflict Transformation Activist Klaudija Abat ’16: Re-discovering the Balkans in the U.S.

‘My father is a Catholic from Albania and my mother is an Orthodox Christian from Montenegro. Growing up in Montenegro I never knew where...

From Almaty to Silicon Valley Through the Push of a Button: The Story of...

Aruzhan Koshkarova ‘16 Almaty, Kazakhstan / Rogersville, MO Education: Student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA A few months ago, in Kazakhstan, a teenage girl was kidnapped on...

Munisa’s Dreams Come True

Dedicated to FLEX alumna’s Mom, Zarina Ahmedova Munisa Ahmedova ‘15 Cocoa Beach, Florida/ Dushanbe, Tajikistan Education: currently studying for her BA at Eastern Florida State College After this...

Alexandr Hriptun ‘08: “Football is family”

Alexandr Hriptun '08 Tiraspol, Moldova / Burleson, Texas Education: BA in English and German Philology from Moldova State University; MA in European Studies from Aarhus University...